Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

10 infected with polio in China outbreak

At least 10 people in northwestern China have contracted a highly infectious strain of polio, in the first outbreak of the disease in the country for 12 years, a United Nations group said Thursday.

Immunology

'Immune Camouflage' may explain H7N9 influenza vaccine failure

The avian influenza A (H7N9) virus has been a major concern since the first outbreak in China in 2013. Due to its high rate of lethality and pandemic potential, H7N9 vaccine development has become a priority for public health ...

Health

Waiting room tool aids patient-physician communication

(HealthDay)—Patients who use a simple waiting room tool are more prepared and more likely to begin heir primary care visit by communicating their top priorities, according to a study published in the March/April issue of ...

Surgery

Trauma research funding needed now more than ever, say experts

Funding for trauma research is needed now more than ever, and should become a priority in the wake of so many lives lost at mass casualty events—including most recently at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, say experts ...

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